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The Bahai Temple

The Bahai Temple

The Bahai Temple is an octagonal dome with a beautiful garden that embraces the slopes of Kikaya Hill in Kampala. It is the only temple of its kind in Africa hence the, “Mother Temple of the Bahai Faith... Read More ...
 Independence Monument of Uganda 

 Independence Monument of Uganda 

The Independence Monument of Uganda is an historical symbol comprised of an imposing art work showing a woman standing firmly on the ground with her legs slightly parted while hoisting a baby in the air. This huge towering concrete watches... Read More ...
Maria Adua Waterfalls

Maria Adua Waterfalls

Miria Adua was born in Pakwach near the Nile during one of the travels by Adua. Miria Adua was the first born son of Adua, the former County Chief of Maracha also the Chief Judge of West Nile... Read More ...
The Alikua Pyramid

The Alikua Pyramid

The Alikua pyramid in Maracha district, the only visible surviving legacy of the nineteenth century Belgian occupation of the West Nile region. When you mention pyramids, the only thing that rings a bell in the minds of some... Read More ...
World’s Smallest Church

World’s Smallest Church

Yes, the world’s smallest church is in Uganda, Nebbi district. Bethel Chapel seats at jaw-dropping beautiful rolling hills of Biku, in Erussi subcounty in Nebbi district. Around this church are nine prayer points which allow people to pray,... Read More ...
Ssezibwa Waterfalls Mukono

Ssezibwa Waterfalls Mukono

Ssezibwa Waterfalls are located along Kampala- Jinja Highway in the heart of Mukono District and are one of Uganda’s hidden cultural treasures. This site offers visitors beautiful views of waterfalls amidst sharp edged rocks and a splendid sound of... Read More ...
Makulungo Forest Reserve

Makulungo Forest Reserve

Makulungo Forest Reserve, (locally known as Nakuzesinze forest) found in Butambala District was among the over 500 central forest reserves in Uganda managed by the National Forest Authority, currently managed under the Butambala District Local Government. The total... Read More ...
Biharwe Eclipse Monument

Biharwe Eclipse Monument

Monuments are one of the most important tourist attractions in a destination, mainly because they represent a significant historical event hence worth exploring during your visit. One of the most historical monuments in Uganda is the 1520 AD... Read More ...
Musita-Namayingo-Busia Road

Musita-Namayingo-Busia Road

With Ssamba Foundation launching projects in Namayingo district of Uganda, Ssamba Safaris and Ssamba Foundation teams cruised the newly tarmacked extremely smooth Musita- Mayuge-Namayingo- Busia road and we realized its one of the beautiful roads in Uganda. This... Read More ...
Forest Resort Beach Kasenge

Forest Resort Beach Kasenge

A combination of birding, nature walks and canoeing in a mysterious “lake” culminates in the courage to get down on one knee at the “Dating Island” and ask: “Will you marry me?” Under the setting sun, with magical... Read More ...
Source of River Nile Uganda

The Source of River Nile Uganda

The big question among many geographers and explorers/ discoverers for thousands of years has been where the exact source of the Nile is. With many lakes and rivers pouring waters into this mighty river, this subject could be... Read More ...
Toro Royal Palace

Toro Royal Palace

Toro Royal Palace a unique building siting on a hill overlooking Fort Portal town in Western Uganda. It is the official residence of the Toro King, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the supreme cultural leader of the kingdom. He is... Read More ...
Mabira forest

Mabira Forest

Mabira forest is among the largest surviving natural forests in the country covering about 300 square kilometers located along the Kampala- Jinja highway in Buikwe district and very accessible throughout the year. It has been protected as Mabira... Read More ...
Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi (place of many little birds) is Uganda’s deepest lake and lies in the south western part between Kisoro and Kabale and a country’s top natural treasure. Its contorted shoreline encircles 29 islands, framed by lush green steep... Read More ...
Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The Park is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the... Read More ...
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area... Read More ...
Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale National Park is found in Kamwenge district-western Uganda. The park protects moist evergreen rain forest on 766 square kilometers in size and is located between 1100 metres to 1600 metres in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen... Read More ...
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is found in the western region of Uganda bordering the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. It occupies an estimated 1978sqkm and extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in... Read More ...
Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the largest five lakes that are near by the wetlands, and it accounts for only 20% of this unique lake found in western Uganda. The park covers only 370km² yet it... Read More ...
Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

The Kidepo Valley National Park is among Uganda’s most magnificent parks along the border of Uganda with Southern Sudan in the northeast. It covers 1,442 sq kilometers and offers scenery unparalleled in any other national park within East Africa. A... Read More ...
Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National park is Uganda’s smallest national park situated on 33.7 square kilometers and sits high in the clouds at an altitude of between 2227m and 4127m. It is an important habitat to the remaining mountain gorillas in the... Read More ...
Places to Visit Uganda

Semliki National Park

Semliki National Park is located in Bwamba county; a remote part of Bundibugyo district in western Uganda. It was gazetted as a national park in October 1993 covering 194 sq km. The park lies on Uganda’s border with... Read More ...
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a private, non-profit and animal sanctuary in Uganda located approximately 180 kilometers by road, north of Kampala- Uganda’s capital and largest city. It’s found near Nakitoma Village, Nakasongola District in the Kafu River Basin... Read More ...